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Old 11-09-2010, 04:50 AM   #826
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:56 AM   #827
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Just need to find that NP241OR
New ones here if you get tired of looking: http://www.jbconversions.com/products/nvg241or/
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:11 AM   #828
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I'm looking at a couple of jeeps at the moment.

1st one is a 00 sahara tan with tan hard top, very clean and with just at 100k on it. 4.0, 5spd, 4x4, full doors...basically everyhting one wants when buying a TJ. Asking $10,000 for it.

The same guy also has a 99 sahara under 100k green with tan hard top. Same specs as the tan one but only $9,500.

I know some main things to look for are rust/dents on the under body, leaky rms, wheel bearings, tracking straight, rusty floorpans caused by a leaky top. Any other suggestions from you jeep guys as to what to look for? Both are bone stock so thats a plus! I'm sure i can talk him off those prices a little but i dont expect him to come down a whole lot.

Both are priced under NADA and KBB.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:48 AM   #829
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:28 AM   #830
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i thought I wanted one for my XJ but I've been told that for all but serious rocks they are a bit too low

I call bullshit. I never had serious rocks but I loved my 4.1:1 t-case for climbing steep grades and heavy mud/snow wheeling. Ideally I want to upgrade the D300 in my XJ to 4:1 or find a Klune-V 4:1 underdrive unit.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:50 PM   #831
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i thought I wanted one for my XJ but I've been told that for all but serious rocks they are a bit too low
I have a stock '98 XJ with the 5 speed. It's all factory, including the 3.07 rear end. I'm not a hardcore crawler; my Jeep's a daily driver that I use offroad in more of an expedition or get-to-cool-places rig. Even with the 2.72 low range I find that I wish I had a better crawl ratio to really ease slowly through the odd difficult patch. The 4:1 would be nice, and I figure anything too fast for it I could easily manage in 4-HI.

My last Jeep was a '78 CJ-7 with the 3-speed; it's crawl ratio was quite horrible for a short wheelbase Jeep (2.99 first gear into a 2.03 low range driving a 3.73 rear end). Woulda REALLY loved the 4:1 in that one...
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:57 AM   #832
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I have Jeep fever.

I'm gettn one.

What is the best?

I'm looking at a V8 CJ7 with a TH400.

I'm not a rock crawler, woods and mud an shit.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:39 AM   #833
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I have Jeep fever.

I'm gettn one.

What is the best?

I'm looking at a V8 CJ7 with a TH400.

I'm not a rock crawler, woods and mud an shit.
There is no best really. You can go cheap with an older one then replace everything or spend more and not have to replace as much.

If you want a stock V8 with a TH400 you're really limiting your choices down to 1976-1979. Gonna be hard to find one that's not rusted.

Another option would be to get a 1991-1995.5 YJ and swap the front clip for a CJ. Then it will look like a CJ. You can even do the dash if you want to. Get the 4.0L HO MPFI and you can get a 3-speed 32RH (TF999) slush box. Or else drop in a V8 if you want. The YJ's have a galvanized body and a better frame while for the most part having the same body dimensions as the old CJ-7.
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:06 PM   #834
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Shoulda put down the specs on mine.

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heres my build thread if anyone is interested
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:00 AM   #835
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Bought a Scrambler (CJ-8) this weekend. Not sure what I've gotten myself into, but it's gonna be fun! (And probably expen$ive... )

More pics at http://motojosh.smugmug.com/Jeepin/CJ8/.




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Old 11-15-2010, 10:10 AM   #836
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Nice Scrambler.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:28 AM   #837
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[quote=motojosh]Bought a Scrambler (CJ-8) this weekend. Not sure what I've gotten myself into, but it's gonna be fun! (And probably expen$ive... )

Nice!

What are your plans DD or trail rig? A perfect mix of the two?

Now get to work on that thing, that money isn't gonna spend itself.
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:36 AM   #838
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Nice Scrambler.
Thanks man!

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What are your plans DD or trail rig? A perfect mix of the two?
I'm looking for a mix of the two. Mostly DD, but I'll probably take it hiking & hunting, which means forest service roads and some double-track. Probably no rock-crawling or muddin', though.
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:15 PM   #839
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Awesome CJ-8. I've always had a soft spot for those; that and the earlier CJ-5 with the 80" wheelbase. Having said that, the jeeps I've owned have been neither (a new YJ in the early 90's, a '78 CJ-7 I just sold to my Dad, and a '98 XJ - my current DD).

I'd love to have either a nice early CJ-5 (with the Dauntless V6) fixed up mostly stock, or a clean CJ-8 with a few tweaks to make it a trail-worthy daily driver.

What year is your Scrambler, and what transmission is in it?
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:35 PM   #840
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That is a nice CJ-8. Hope to see it stay a driver.

Too many get cut up and turned into rockbuggies these days.
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